|In this photo taken Feb. 26, 2009, Los Angeles Lakers forward Lamar Odom dunks during the second half of their NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns in Los Angeles. The Lakers have acquired the Dallas Mavericks first-round selection in the 2012 NBA Draft in exchange for Odom and the Lakers' 2012 second-round draft pick, it was announced on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011, by general manager Mitch Kupchak. In addition, the Lakers will receive a trade exception. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)|
Kobe upset by Odom's departure for Dallas
EL SEGUNDO, Calif.—The Lakers have traded forward Lamar Odom and a second-round draft pick to the Dallas Mavericks for a first-round pick and an $8.9 million trade exception, capping Los Angeles' stunning 72-hour breakup with last season's Sixth Man of the Year.
The Lakers and Mavericks announced the deal Sunday night, three days after Odom learned Los Angeles was attempting to trade him in a megadeal for New Orleans superstar Chris Paul.
After the NBA blocked that trade, Odom declined to report to the Lakers' opening day of training camp on Friday. Odom then requested a trade, and the Lakers improbably swung a deal with the rival Mavericks, who swept Los Angeles out of the second round of last season's playoffs.
Odom will aid the Mavs' recovery from Tyson Chandler's departure.